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Theses from 2020

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THE IMPACT OF TEMPERATURE AND SALINITY ON BIOCONCENTRATION OF PERMETHRIN IN HYALELLA AZTECA AND SUBSEQUENT BIOACCUMULATION IN INLAND SILVERSIDES (MENIDIA BERYLLINA), Andrew Patrick Derby

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Comparison of Resource Use by Invasive Black Carp and Native Fish Using Isotopic Niche and Diet Analyses, Hudman Evans Jr.

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Application and evaluation of mobile hydroacoustic sampling to inform management of bigheaded carps near the invasion front in the upper Illinois waterway, Michael Glubzinski

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Comprehensive phylogenomic reconstruction of Ameerega (Anura: Dendrobatidae) and introduction of a new method for phylogenetic niche modeling, Wilson Guillory

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NINE-BANDED ARMADILLOS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS: DISEASES, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, AND LIVE-CAPTURE TECHNIQUES, Carly Haywood

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THE USE OF NUTRITIONAL PROGRAMMING AND DIPEPTIDE SUPPLEMENTATION AS A MEANS OF MITIGATING THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF PLANT PROTEIN AND IMPROVING THE GROWTH OF FISH FED WITH PLANT-BASED DIETS, Giovanni Settle Molinari

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Phylogenomic Analysis Of Evolutionary Relationships In Ranitomeya Poison Frogs (Amphibia: Dendrobatidae) Using Ultraconserved Elements, Morgan Renee Muell

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THE EFFECT OF NUTRITIONAL PROGRAMMING ON GUT MICROBIOTA IN BROODSTOCK AND PROGENY FISH, Samuel Patula

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Tick species and tick-borne disease surveillance in southern Illinois, Victoria Phillips

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DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN INVASIVE AND NATIVE POPULATIONS OF BIGHEAD AND SILVER CARP USING MS-AFLP, Erika Renee Sarvela

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Gene Expression Profiling in Heat Stressed Scaphirhynchus Sturgeon, Nolan R. Smith

Theses from 2019

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USE OF ADULT ANURAN COMMUNITIES AND DIETS TO ASSESS THE EFFECTS OF STREAM RESTORATION ON AQUATIC TO TERRESTRIAL FOOD WEB SUBSIDIES, Kelsey Lyn Bowe

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BASAL RESOURCE COMPOSITION AND MACROINVERTEBRATE COMMUNITY STRUCTURE IN TALLGRASS, MIXED-GRASS, AND SHORTGRASS PRAIRIE HEADWATER STREAMS, Kasey Elizabeth Fralick

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USE OF STABLE ISOTOPES, FATTY ACID ANALYSES, AND IMMUNE FUNCTION ASSAYS TO ASSESS STREAM AND RIPARIAN FOOD WEB CONNECTIVITY ALONG A HYDROLOGICALLY ALTERED LOW GRADIENT RIVER, Katie Diane Heiden

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CAN OCEANIC EFFECTS ON GROWTH AND TIME TO FLEDGING MEDIATE TERRESTRIAL PREDATOR LIMITATION OF AN AT-RISK SEABIRD?, Timothy Wade Knudson

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Identifying Recruitment Sources, Dispersal and Movement of Sauger in the Ohio River Using Otolith Microchemistry., Alexander Loubere

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Genetic and Morphometric Analysis of a Unique Population of Pondmussel (Ligumia) and its Implications for Other Species in Lampsilini (Family Unionidae), Joshua C. Peters

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EFFECTS OF THE FUNGAL PATHOGEN BATRACHOCHYTRIUM DENDROBATIDIS ON THE TROPHIC ECOLOGY OF TADPOLES OF ANDEAN WATER FROGS, Andrew Otto Rubio

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A microchemical analysis of native fish passage through Brandon Road Lock and Dam, Des Plaines River, Illinois, Claire Snyder

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Community perception and valuation of Southern Illinois University Campus Lake as a recreation space and educational tool, Rachel L. Steiger

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Population Genetics of Rice Rats (Oryzomys palustris) at the Northern Edge of the Species Range, Phillip Conrad Williams

Theses from 2013

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FUNCTIONAL RESPONSE OF TEMNOCHILA VIRESCENS, EFFECT OF COMPETITION WITH THANASIMUS DUBIUS ON ADULT IPS GRANDICOLLIS SURVIVAL, AND DETERMINATION OF PHEROMONE PREFERENCE TYPES, Scott B. Chism

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Landscape Permeability and Home Range Composition of the Marsh Rice Rat (Oryzomys palustris) in Southern Illinois, Scott Andrew Cooney

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MICROHABITAT USE BY GOLDEN MICE (OCHROTOMYS NUTTALLI) AND WHITE-FOOTED MICE (PEROMYSCUS LEUCOPUS) IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Amy Suzanne Cross

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MITOCHONDRIAL DNA SEQUENCE VARIATION IN THE AFRICAN ARMYWORM SPODOPTERA EXEMPTA (LEPIDOPTERA: NOCTUIDAE), Amna Eltayeb Elguzouli

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ASSESSMENT AND SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF BOBCAT PARASITES IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Shelby Jane Hiestand

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Polychlorinated biphenyl exposure reduces reproductive performance of male bluegills (Lepomis macrochirus), Jeffrey Jackson Hillis

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Influence of Patch-Burn Grazing and Riparian Protection on the Ecological Integrity of Tallgrass Prairie Headwater Streams, Karen Jackson

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TENAX AS A MEASURE OF BIOAVAILABILITY AND REMEDIATION SUCCESS ON THE OTTAWA RIVER., Elizabeth M. Mackenbach

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Ontogenetic diet shifts and prey selection among age-0 and age-1 paddlefish, Nicolle MacVey

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Implementation of Standard and Modified Soy Oils as Substitutes for Fish Oil in Feeds for Nile Tilapia, Bonnie Lynn Mulligan

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IDENTIFYING ENVIRONMENT OF ORIGIN OF ILLINOIS RIVER ASIAN CARP VIA OTOLITH MICROCHEMISTRY AND STABLE ISOTOPE ANALYSES, Jacob Dylan Norman

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HERMIT CRAB POPULATION STRUCTURE AND ASSOCIATION WITH GASTROPOD SHELLS IN THE NORTHERN BERING SEA, Jennifer Frances Peura

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Metapopulation viability of swamp rabbits (Sylvilagus aquaticus) in southern Illinois, Christopher Robinson

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THE SYSTEMATICS OF MARSUPIAL PARASITES IN VIANNAIIDAE (NEMATODA): A NEW SPECIES AND A RECONSTRUCTION OF CHARACTERS USEFUL IN THEIR CLASSIFICATION, Raymond Philip Scheibel

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The influence of water velocity on aquatic macroinvertebrate functional structure and production in the Cache River in Southern Illinois., Eric Scholl

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Recolonization of the Midwestern United States by Large Carnivores: Habitat Suitability and Human Dimensions, Julia Blanche Smith

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An examination of Asian carp spawning in pool 26 of the Mississippi River, Brittany Christine Szynkowski

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Impact of alternative, non-fish oil dietary lipid sources and subsequent 'finishing' on growth and tissue long-chain polyunsaturated retention in cobia, Rachycentron canadum, Franklin Woitel